Estonia elects EU budget auditor as first female President

Estonia elects EU budget auditor as first female President
 

Kersti Kaljulaid, 46, a former EU budget auditor, received 81 votes in the election for the five-year presidential term, well above the two-thirds majority of 68 required.
The office is largely symbolic in the Baltic country although it gained weight after outgoing President Toomas Hendrik Ilves carved a role as an outspoken critic of Russia and a campaigner for government digitalisation and cybersecurity.
After two failed votes and weeks of heated debate, lawmakers unanimously elected European Union accountant Kersti Kaljulaid in an 81-0 vote, with 20 members absent or abstaining.  
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3 October 2016 in World News, Views: 29
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